Remote Desktop Connection from Windows 8 to Ubuntu 12.10/13.04 Desktop. Demonstrates how to complete a remote desktop connection from a Windows 8 desktop to an Ubuntu 13.04 desktop using a set of virtual machines running in VirtualBox. A software package xrdp is installed to an Ubuntu 13.04 desktop making the Ubuntu desktop a Remote Desktop Protocol Server. Gnome-session-fallback is then installed in Ubuntu to provide a 2D desktop compatible with the remote desktop protocol. The connection is verified by creating a text file on the Ubuntu 13.04 desktop from the Windows 8 desktop.
Update 10/27/13. This should also work with Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.10 desktops but does not work with Ubuntu 13.10. I recieved a comment from someone who managed to connect to Ubuntu 13.10 using Ubuntu KDE and X11RDP-o-Matic version 3.02 from "http://scarygliders.net/" but that is the only solution I've heard of.
To check out an Ubuntu Remote Desktop client see "Explore Remote Desktop Connection from Ubuntu 12 to MS Windows."- http://youtu.be/ZCyRBoZ_eGM
To check out how to connect to an Ubuntu 12.04 Desktop see "Remote Desktop Connection from Windows 7 to Ubuntu 12.04"- http://youtu.be/KY3V79t5tKA
Update 8/27/2013. If after installing xrdp you have trouble with the "d" key when using rdp see "ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=159587"
Update 10/1/2013. At 07.01 in the video I mistakenly read off an ip address as 1.21 when I should have said 192.168.1.21. I left out the first two sets of numbers and looking at the circled IP address on the screen should help with any confusion I caused. A viewer pointed out this error.
This video does not cover keyboard mapping. For a more detailed answer on keyboard mapping see http://askubuntu.com/questions/216230/remote-desktop-to-ubuntu-has-wrong-keyboard-mapping
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